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(1961–1965)

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1963

5 Jan. 1963
Kill or Be Killed
An unjustly-convicted man breaks out of jail just as evidence comes through that can clear him - but, in the escape, he's killed a man.
 
12 Jan. 1963
Man Against Himself
A young black man walking his girlfriend home through New York City's Central Park is accosted by a group of intoxicated white men. Words are exchanged and a fight breaks out, during which one of the white men is hit and dies. The black man is charged with manslaughter, but tells the judge that he doesn't want lawyer and will defend himself. The judge allows it but assigns Larry and Ken Preston to give him legal advice, even though he doesn't want it and in fact mocks the lawyers assigned to him and antagonizes the court during the trial.
 
19 Jan. 1963
The Poisoned Fruit Doctrine
Should evidence obtained by wire-tapping be valid in a courtroom?
 
26 Jan. 1963
Poltergeist
Temporarily stranded on Fire Island with a group of other weekend visitors, Kenneth Preston finds himself investigating a murder.
 
2 Feb. 1963
Ordeal
After planting evidence to incriminate her husband, Beatrice Hillyer coolly arranges her own death at the hands of an assassin.
 
9 Feb. 1963
The Hour Before Doomsday
The Prestons defend a journalist in a libel suit brought by a self-styled "prophet".
 
9 Mar. 1963
The Last Illusion
After a famous illusionist dies during a complex trick, murder is suspected.
 
23 Mar. 1963
The Heathen
A teacher seems likely to lose his job after being accused of promoting atheism.
 
30 Mar. 1963
A Book for Burning
A famous writer is accused of writing an obscene book.
 
13 Apr. 1963
The Colossus
On the verge of discovering a cure for cancer, Dr. Chaney is accused of murder.
 
27 Apr. 1963
The Noose
Arriving for a trial in a small Southern town, the Prestons find their client has been lynched.
 
11 May 1963
Everybody Else Is Dead
Whilst representing Mrs. Potter in her divorce, widower Lawrence Preston finds himself falling in love with her.
 
26 Oct. 1963
Conspiracy of Silence
When a patient bleeds to death during a routine hernia operation, his widow wants answers, yet she finds few forthcoming, so she asks Preston's help. The lawyer and his son work on the case, finding the doctors and staff of the hospital closing ranks, except for a young intern with a guilty conscience.
 
30 Nov. 1963
The Seal of Confession
Fr. Phelps hears the confession of a murderer. But another man is arrested for the crime.
 
7 Dec. 1963
Climate of Evil
Arnold Foster is jailed for a crime of which he is innocent. Can he survive the American prison system?
 
14 Dec. 1963
The Crowd Pleaser
A boxer is accused of manslaughter.
 
21 Dec. 1963
Old Lady Ironsides
An elderly one-time suffragette and feminist uses unusual methods to help a pregnant teenage girl.
 
28 Dec. 1963
Fugue for Trumpet and Small Boy
When a sixteen-year-old boy is accused of shoplifting, the Prestons find his divorced parents are uncaring.
 

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